Huntington Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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This long-established and distinguished name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a locational surname acquiring from any one of the places called Huntington in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire, or from the division town of Huntingdon. More common variations are: Huntiington, Huintington, Huntinggton, Huntngton, Hunttington, Hunetington, Huntingdon, Hantington, Hyntington, Huntingotn.
The surname Huntington first appeared in Huntingdon in Huntingdonshire. “This place, called by the Saxons Huntantun, and in the Norman survey Huntersdune, appears to have acquired its name from its situation in a tract of country which was anciently an extensive forest abounding with deer, and well suited for the chase. The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that ofEustace de Huntendone, dated 1086, in the “Register of Old English Bynames”. It was during the reign of King William 1, who was known as “The Conqueror” dated 1066-1087. Surname all over the country became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.
Individuals with the surname Huntington landed in the United States in three different centuries respectively in 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Huntington who arrived in the United States in the 17th-century included Christopher and Margaret Huntington, who settled in Boston in 1633 with their sons Simon and Thomas. Simon Huntington, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633. Lydia Huntington, who arrived in Virginia in 1642. Lydia Huntington, who settled in Virginia in 1642. Andrew Huntington, who arrived in Virginia in 1642.
People with the surname Huntington who landed in the United States in the 18th century included Thomas Huntington, who arrived in New York in 1785. Some of the people with the surname Huntington who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Edward Huntington, aged 45, who landed in New York in 1812. Ellen Huntington, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1862. Joseph Huntington, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1862.
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Winchley Hall, co. Essex). Ar. fretty sa. on a chief gu. three mullets or.
2) Or, billettée a lion ramp. az. Crest—A crosier ar.
3) Gu. a fesse betw. three buglehorns ar.
4) Ar. fretty sa. on a chief of the second three mullets or.
5) (co. Devon). Erm. three water bougets in bend sa. betw. two cotises gu.
6) Ar. billettée a lion ramp. az.
7) Ar. three lions ramp. purp.